The role of socioeconomic status, depression, quality of life, and glycemic control in type 1 diabetes mellitus.

@article{Hassan2006TheRO,
  title={The role of socioeconomic status, depression, quality of life, and glycemic control in type 1 diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Krishnavathana V Hassan and Robert W Loar and Barbara J Anderson and Rubina A. Heptulla},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={149 4},
  pages={526-31}
}
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that poor glycemic control in type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is associated with depression and poor quality of life (QOL), with a higher prevalence in persons of lower socioeconomic status (SES). STUDY DESIGN Subjects with T1DM age 8 to 17 years (n = 222) were evaluated using the Childrens Depression Inventory, the Hollingshead Four-Factor Index to determine SES, and PedsQL questionnaires to ascertain QOL. HbAlC > 8% was considered indicative of poor glycemic… CONTINUE READING

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